The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is the most beautiful city run in the world’s greatest city, with a stunning 13.1 mile autumnal route through four of London’s magnificent Royal Parks and past many of the capital’s world-famous landmarks.
Our award-winning event was created in 2008 as an annual fundraising initiative to not only raise sustainable funds to support London’s eight Royal Parks, but to also create an opportunity for charities of all sizes to benefit from a major challenge event. In addition, we aim to make the day as green and sustainable as possible - and to ensure that spectators can have as much fun as the runners themselves.
Over the last five years, the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon has raised more than £15m for causes around the UK, benefiting more than 455 partner charities, including the Royal Parks Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Mind, and Tommy’s. For the past two years it has been the UK’s second biggest fundraising event on Virgin Money Giving.